So this is kind of a fun story. At an estate sale a while back, I saw a framed piece of art that was hanging in one of the back bedrooms of the house. I liked it. It was 30% off day, so it was only $24. I brought it home.
I posted it online to see if anyone could identify the artist since I couldn't make out the signature. A lady wrote to tell me that it was by Levanon Mordechai who is a famous Israeli artist. It's from a series he did of a town called Safed.
It was cool. I assumed it was most likely a print but decided to open the frame and take a look. To my great delight it's an original gouache on paper, painted in 1966 which was just two years before he died.
It's apparently worth a bit more than the $24 I paid for it. I'm excited to get to get it reframed with some more appropriate materials (it was on top of a piece of cardboard) and hang it on my wall. #fineart#gouache#levanonmordechai#painting#surprise#safed